Nigerian telecoms firm MainOne has opened a new data center outside Accra, Ghana.
Located in Appolonia City and first announced in 2019, the new 100-rack data center will be operated by MainOne subsidiary, MDXi. The site includes CCTV motion detection cameras and laser-based perimeter intrusion detection systems.
“Appolonia Data Center is a state of the art facility that is being built to the highest standards required for today’s digital infrastructure and consistent with the MainOne brand,” said Gbenga Adegbiji, Chief Operating Officer, MDXi. “The operations of the Uptime Tier III certified Appolonia data center will be based on the global MDXI Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which have been proven with 100 percent facility uptime of the Lekki Data Centre since its launch in 2015.”
MDXi currently has a 600-rack data center in Lekki, Nigeria, just outside Lagos.
Earlier this year Lagos-based MainOne announced plans to almost double storage capacity through MDXi over the next two years to 900 racks. The company is building another 130-rack facility in Lagos due for completion later this year, and plans to add a 50-rack center in Cote d’Ivoire in 2022.
“We established this data center in Ghana to bring the highly sought services which MainOne is known for closer to institutions in the country,” added Emmanuel Kwarteng, country manager, MainOne Ghana. “We are confident that the data center will not only deliver state-of-the-art services, but also create jobs and ultimately contribute to the economic growth of Ghana.”